I had a big stink with learning the new commenting process. I thought my wp-comments-post.php file was broken because some friends of mine experienced NO FIELDS to fill out except the comment area and yet got the message:
Error: please fill the required fields (name, email).
Upon deeper research, I learned that there is a complicated process someone must go through to post a comment, which I outlined in my blog:
Isnâ€™t it truly rediculous that I had to research this and figure it out? I mean, wouldnâ€™t an easier way be to tell people that they have to register and login in order to leave a comment on this blog. I love the spam prevention measures but this is a bit extreme and very misleading. For hours and hours I thought my WordPress was broken. You woudnâ€™t believe how many times I downloaded a new version of it to replace the wp-comments-post.php file!
Where is a nice middle ground, WordPress? or how do I "tweak" the php to let people know how to comment without having to post a "guide" to tell them what aught to be obvious?